Hi all - i'm one week new to the board and thought it proper to introduce myself.
I work as a transportation planner for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission which is the MPO here in Philly. Our area consists of the 5 counties on the PA side of the river and the 4 counties on the NJ side.
I live in South Philly now, our offices are in Center City, but i'm Jersey all the way. I went to Rutgers-Camden, and was born and raised at the Shore (5 miles north of Asbury Park). I've lived all over the East Coast from Georgia to New York. I spent most of my time in the south while in the army - noticing the differences between the sprawl of the southeast and the railroad suburb i grew up in is what turned me onto planning.
For now i like my job but in a year or so i'm looking at grad school either in canada or australia.
If you haven't yet, you'll notice that i'm staunchly pro bike/ped/transit and i'll take the access line of reasoning over mobility any day.
I'm interested to hear the midwest/west perspective that seems to proliferate on this board!
- - - jim